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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Indian IT Firm Making Waves

Wipro Technologies, India's largest IT firm, is preparing to take on the likes of Accenture and IBM. So, if you thought India was just call centers, think again.

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji said, "Our challenge is to learn the tricks of their trade vis-à-vis branding and customer relationships and to some extent the competence of their consulting skills." Once they master the needed skills, Wipro is likely to be ready to take on the world.

The company is growing at 30% per year and already employees 45,000 people. A larger company, 150,000 to 200,000, is by no means an impossibility for the company according to Premji.

In order to enhance their business, Wipro has decentralized management and split itself into subsidiaries by industry: telecommunications, engineering, financial services. According to Premji, "We tried to de-layer the organization and empower our business leaders with a much higher degree of growth responsibility," said Premji. "We removed an entire layer [of executives]."

With a competitive advantage in the highly trained people of India, Wipro is definitely on the move. To learn more about their plans, opportunities, and models, read the entire article (link above).

Posted by Computer Consulting 101 Professional Kit